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2018 Schedule of Rates, Fees and Charges [PDF] Complete details for all rates and charges as approved by the City Council on October 17, 2017.

Proposed 2019 Schedule of Rates, Fees, and Charges [PDF]

 Power

Water

Wastewater 

Summary of Electric Rates Effective January 1, 2018:

Type of Service Base Charge Cost per kWh*  Cost per kW* PILT per kWh* PIF per kWh*  
Small General Service (Schedule SG)
Jan.-June, Oct.-Dec. $27.00 $0.08464 ---  $0.00730 $0.00639
July-Sept. $27.00  $0.09479 ---  $0.00830 $0.00639
Large General Service (Schedule LG)
Jan.-June, Oct.-Dec. $138.60 $0.04374 $11.00 $0.00573 $0.00639
July-Sept. $138.60 $0.04593 $15.00 $0.00685 $0.00639
Primary Service with Customer Owned Transformer (Schedule PT)
Jan.-June, Oct.-Dec. $156.40 $0.04281 $11.00 $0.00493 $0.00620
July-Sept. $156.40 $0.04495 $15.25  $0.00680 $0.00620
Coincident Peak Demand Service (see page 25)
Transmission Voltage by Contract (Schedule TS) - Contact LWP Customer Relations at 970-962-3710.
Renewable Energy Premium per 100 kWh - $2.80
Electric Vehicle Charging Station - $1.00/hour 

*kWh = kilowatt-hour, kW = kilowatt

Table Notes:
  • The base charge is the minimum a customer will be billed each month for electric service and covers the fixed administrative costs for all customers purchasing electricity.
  • The cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) reflects the cost of wholesale power and distribution system maintenance.
  • The cost per kilowatt (kW) applies to customers on the demand rate. Commercial customers with a demand that exceeds 50 kW, must buy power on the demand rate. On this rate, there is a charge for the kilowatt-hours of electricity used and a charge for the highest metered demand each month.
  • Payment-in-lieu of taxes (PILT) separated out in preparation for a deregulated electricity marketplace. The PILT funds are paid by the electric utility to the City's general fund.
  • The Plant Investment Fee (PIF) is a capacity charge that is allocated to expanding the electric distribution system to meet community growth. Commercial customers do not pay PIF charges for connecting to the electric system, but pay perpetually on all kilowatt-hours used. When applying for a building permit, residential customers pay a one-time charge to cover the PIF charges.

Summary of Water Rates Effective January 1, 2018:

Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
Charge per 1,000 gallons used
Commercial $2.88 $4.32
Irrigation $3.59 $5.39
Commercial Monthly Base Charge by Tap Size
.75 inches $14.74 $22.11
1.00 inches $18.99 $28.49
1.50 inches $23.21 $34.82
2.00 inches $34.88

$52.32

3.00 inches $120.77 $181.16
4.00 inches $152.59 $228.89
6.00 inches $226.82 $340.23
Irrigation Monthly Base Charge by Tap Size
.75 inches $14.74 $22.11
1.00 inches $18.99 $28.49
1.50 inches $23.21 $34.82
2.00 inches $34.88 $52.32
3.00 inches $120.77 $181.16
4.00 inches $152.59 $228.89
6.00 inches $226.82 $340.23
Fire Hydrant Charges per month - Commercial $7.30
Fire Protection Tap Service Fee per month $2.10
Tank and Hydrant Rate per 300 gallons $1.56
All Larger Tap Sizes for All Classes Will be Set by City Council  
Hidden Valley Monthly Base Charge for 0.75 inch tap $174.33
Excess Water Use - Surcharge per 1,000 gallons $1.20

Table Notes:

  • Commercial and industrial customers must pay a surcharge after they exceed their annual allotment of water. Allotments are based on the quantity of water available to each customer depending on tap size. When more than that amount of water is used in a calendar year, the surcharge is charged in addition to the regular water rate. At the owner's option, additional water may be dedicated to the city to increase the surcharge base. Revenue from the surcharge goes into the Raw Water Fund. Customers with questions about the Excess Water Use Surcharge should contact LWP Water Resources Engineering.

System Impact Fees - Water

  Inside City limits Outside City limits
Non-residential:  
0.75 inch tap $8,040.00 $12,060.00
1.00 inch tap $25,110.00 $37,670.00
1.50 inch tap $45,920.00 $68,880.00
Irrigation:    
0.75 inch tap $15,840.00 $23,760.00
1.00 inch tap $47,980.00 $71,970.00
1.50 inch tap $123,560.00                   $185,340.00
2.00 inch tap $126,630.00 $189,950.00
3.00 inch tap $357,110.00 $535,367.00

Table Notes:

  • Tap sizes larger than 3 inch shall be established by City Council.
  • The impact fee for taps larger than 1.5 inch applies only to irrigation meters.
  • Non-residential taps above 1.5 inch pay the capital recovery surcharge. 

Capital Recovery Surcharge - Water 

Inside City Limits Outside City limits
Per 1,000 gallons of water $0.770 $1.155

Summary of Wastewater Rates Effective January 1, 2018:

Description Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
Monthly Flat Rate
Non-residential property (Commercial or Industrial) $159.59 $239.39
Metered Water Service
Monthly Base charge - Commercial $12.84 $19.26
Volume charge per 1000 gallons -
Commercial
$4.44 $6.66
High Strength Surcharge
BOD charge per pound when discharge is greater than 276 mg/1 $0.67 $1.01
TSS charge per pound when discharge is greater than 207 mg/1 $0.43 $0.65

System Impact Fees - Wastewater

  Inside City limits Outside City limits
Non-residential:  
0.75 inch tap $7,770.00 $11,660.00
1.00 inch tap $24,000.00                $36,000.00
1.50 inch tap $41,580.00                    $62,370.00
Capital Recovery Surcharge per 1,000 gallons of sewer billed $0.814 $1.221

Table Notes:

  • Non-residential taps above 1.5 inch pay the capital recovery surcharge.

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